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Robin Williams dead at 63
Entertainment Weekly Magazine, by Nicole Sperling

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 8/11/2014 7:00:04 PM

Oscar winner and comedian Robin Williams died this morning at 63. While his publicist wouldn’t confirm that it was a suicide, they did issue this statement. “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.” Williams, who won an Oscar for his supporting role in Good Will Hunting, will reprise his role as Theodore Roosevelt in the third installment of Night at the Museum this December. He had recently signed on to reprise his

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Reply 1 - Posted by: cmardh, 8/11/2014 7:03:39 PM     (No. 9962041)

Too bad. You just can´t burn white hot forever.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hazymac, 8/11/2014 7:04:09 PM     (No. 9962042)

Oh no. Robin Williams was a comic genius, one of a kind. In the past he did include in his routine references to cocaine. Is that what did him in? We´ll find out soon. RIP, Robin.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 8/11/2014 7:05:33 PM     (No. 9962043)

What a shame. I´m old enough to remember his first appearance on Happy Days.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Videodrone, 8/11/2014 7:07:35 PM     (No. 9962048)

Damm,

funny and frustrating chap to work with (it was long ago before his "Mork for Ork" period) there were times during a take he would just "go off" and leave the entire crew in stitches, the out-take reels were often far funner than what got kept

Rip Robin

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/11/2014 7:07:39 PM     (No. 9962049)

Very tragic. It puts a sad note on all his comedic appearances. I remember watching Mrs. Doubtfire with my grandmother. I never saw her laugh so hard. Rest in peace.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 8/11/2014 7:07:59 PM     (No. 9962051)

Very sad. I had a hard time disassociating him from his Mork character but always appreciated his work.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/11/2014 7:09:54 PM     (No. 9962052)

There never was and never will be another like him. RIP.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Megrits, 8/11/2014 7:11:35 PM     (No. 9962054)

There is nothing worse than severe depression. Prayers for him and his family, so very, very sad. God bless and rest in peace.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: LouD, 8/11/2014 7:12:14 PM     (No. 9962055)

He was like so many other comedians in that with an adult audience he was gross. I remember going to a performance by Frankie Fontaine in which he was on for an hour without one off-color story. This was in a nightclub, yet he kept a crowd of drinkers in stitches. Too bad Robin Williams couldn´t do that.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Megrits, 8/11/2014 7:13:16 PM     (No. 9962056)

Just had to remember World According to Garp....one of my very faves.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: huskerchick, 8/11/2014 7:17:37 PM     (No. 9962061)

So sad. Love him in Patch Adams.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 8/11/2014 7:18:43 PM     (No. 9962062)

Condolences to his family and friends.

Everyone thought he was great, and I guess he was, but he wasn´t everyone´s cup of tea. I never liked him, and I don´t know why.

But it´s sad that someone so young and talented appeared to be so unhappy in his personal life.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: youngtexan, 8/11/2014 7:18:59 PM     (No. 9962063)

Wow. They said that it could be suicide.RIP.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 8/11/2014 7:21:40 PM     (No. 9962070)

Very sorry for his family. RIP.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jalo1951, 8/11/2014 7:22:06 PM     (No. 9962071)

"The Birdcage" never failed to make me laugh out loud. He must have been in a very dark place. So sorry someone was not able to help him. Rip. Dear Lord welcome him home and heal his sad heart. He has touched millions upon millions with his talent. Time to rest.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 8/11/2014 7:22:13 PM     (No. 9962072)

Wow, just heard and am stunned. Was just thinking about RW yesterday and The World According to Garp. I grew-up watching Mork & Mindy...this one´s tough

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 8/11/2014 7:23:55 PM     (No. 9962076)

So tragic. His comic role model, Jonathan Winters, also suffered from bouts of depression.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: mossley, 8/11/2014 7:24:06 PM     (No. 9962077)

#2, it´s well known he was a cocaine addict for years. He stated himself that he was constantly high while doing his Mork character, which is why everything he did was improv. He recently went back in to rehab for help staying sober. Depression is a horrible condition. Prayers to his family.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/11/2014 7:28:36 PM     (No. 9962078)

Oh damn........

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Reply 20 - Posted by: JediJerry, 8/11/2014 7:29:24 PM     (No. 9962080)

I heard on the radio that he had recently went to a drug and alcohol treatment rehab. Apparently he was battling an addiction or alcoholism or both. He chose the permanent solution to a temporary problem. I am heartbroken for him, his family and fans. He was such a funny man. One of the all time comedy greats. His mentor was Johnathan Winter, and when those two were together it was absolutely comedic genius unfolding for all to behold. Pass the Kleenex. I am crying like a baby right now. RIP Robin and God bless you.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 8/11/2014 7:29:51 PM     (No. 9962081)

He was always a bit too frantic for me as far as his comedy goes,however, I really liked him in dramatic roles.

"Dead Poet´s Society" was one of my favorites.

It´s not surprising that the "hyper-creative" person has mental illness. It´s so tragic for those who loved him.

R.I.P. and prayers for his family.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: plex, 8/11/2014 7:29:58 PM     (No. 9962082)

This loss coupled with the loss of Jonathan Winters last year means that the two best improv comedians are gone. The times when the two of them were together playing off each other were outrageous. When they were together on Mork I wondered how Pam Dawber managed.

Good morning Vietnam!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Susannah, 8/11/2014 7:33:30 PM     (No. 9962086)

Apparently it was a suicide, or at least that it what Fox is reporting. Awful for his loved ones. He was never able to shake his addictions.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Italiano, 8/11/2014 7:34:33 PM     (No. 9962087)

Wasn´t he with John Belushi that last night at the Chateau Marmont?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 8/11/2014 7:35:21 PM     (No. 9962089)

I am sorry to hear of Robin William´s death. However, there are two people that will feel this sting and most will not make the connection. First, it will be Sarah Michelle Gellar who last worked with him in a TV series. And, then there´s her husband, Freddie Prince, Jr., whose father also took his own life. There are many untold "victims" when someone commits suicide, unfortunately.

R.I.P., Robin.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: vrb8m, 8/11/2014 7:40:48 PM     (No. 9962095)

Stunned.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 8/11/2014 7:42:55 PM     (No. 9962097)

One other thing. To show his depth, as funny as he mostly portrayed himself in movies, one stands out always to me. In "The Fisher King," I was amazed that he had me weeping uncontrollably when he finally told his story at the end of his great loss.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: RKfree2b, 8/11/2014 7:43:20 PM     (No. 9962098)

May his family receive comfort as they grieve losing him.


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Reply 29 - Posted by: Gagolfer, 8/11/2014 7:57:34 PM     (No. 9962116)

My favorite has always been The Birdcage. He and Nathan Lane together were perfect.

However, his live tv appearances were just too frantic for me. We never appreciated his performances on late night talk shows, taking over the entire show even after his interview was over and never allowing the other guests to get a word in. Maybe he just couldn´t help himself. Prayers for his family.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 8/11/2014 7:59:21 PM     (No. 9962120)

He was an extraordinarily funny guy of immense talent. He was as funny as his mentor Jonathan Winters. On the reporting on Fox they said that he and Winters went up into Winters´ attic and just picked up various things and did riffs on them. Wouldn´t you have loved to been a fly on the wall? Sadly, the two of them both had their own mental demons. I can still laugh when I watch the hilarious, touching Mrs. Doubtfire. He was also such a talented actor in serious roles. RIP Robin.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: snapper451, 8/11/2014 7:59:38 PM     (No. 9962121)

Very sad. For trod families that have faced suicides this opens wounds. May he rest in peace but may God also bring those who he hurt by doing this peace.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 8/11/2014 8:05:39 PM     (No. 9962128)

Loved The Birdcage. However his personal appearances and interviews were just too frantic for my taste.

FTA: the Sheriff’s office suspects the death to be “suicide due to asphyxia".

I´m sorry for being dense - but what could that mean???

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Lalo, 8/11/2014 8:08:56 PM     (No. 9962130)

This is one that makes me feel like calling old friends and crying. I did like his frantic comedy. But whether I liked everything he did or not, or his politics - I loved HIM. Sympathies to his family...

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 8/11/2014 8:09:37 PM     (No. 9962131)

I experienced healing from a great grief watching Williams in ´´Awakenings´´ when I thought I would never cry or laugh again. Rest in peace, Beloved Giant of Comedy.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Country Boy, 8/11/2014 8:12:08 PM     (No. 9962135)

He´s the one who came up the gag for when you really just have to "chillax baby"

Should have had a bottle on him at all times.

http://ts2.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.608047299261304521&pid=15.1&P=0

RIP man, you were great.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/11/2014 8:12:09 PM     (No. 9962137)

#32, my guess would be that he hung himself. In hanging, if the drop is far enough and fast enough, the neck breaks. If it´s short or too slow, one dies of asphyxiation.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/11/2014 8:14:30 PM     (No. 9962140)

He was a very inventive and funny man.

A disciple of Jonathan Winters - - he was a great improviser and outside-the-box performer.

Not a very good comedic actor - - and a troubled man - - but - - he did make me laugh many times.

RIP and nanoo-nanoo, Robin.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: chumley, 8/11/2014 8:18:51 PM     (No. 9962143)

As often is the case, I go along with #12. I didnt much care for his comedy. He would ricochet off the walls and leave me scratching my head.
I am one of the most socially "relaxed" L Dotters around and found Garp offensive and depressing from beginning to end.

In interviews he seemed like a very troubled soul. I hope he can find rest.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 8/11/2014 8:18:52 PM     (No. 9962144)

Recently re-watched ´The Larry Sanders Show´ with Williams starring as himself (of course).

Public speaking is one of most people´s greatest fears. A comic has to overcome this fright and usually has his act timed and planned down to the second.

Contrast this with Williams who would knock a host and an audience dead with his stream-of-consciousness madness that was as funny as it was creative. This is a man who was at his best on the high wire without a net.

But manic behavior is often accompanied by a manic personality and of course the Hollywood drug scene didn´t help (although we must admit it did produce some astounding comedy).

He seemed to be two people: actor and comedian and while his acting (e.g. Dead Poets Society) displayed a fair amount of depth and complexity his comedic talents were unique.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Jntsrgn, 8/11/2014 8:22:07 PM     (No. 9962147)

Meh. So many struggle far worse with far fewer resources and yet still persevere. He is a coward for what he has done. No sympathy for him only for those he has hurt.
PS: most overrated comic ever.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: suejeanne, 8/11/2014 8:23:50 PM     (No. 9962148)

What #19 said . . .

I had accumulated quite a few VHS tapes of his movies - could always count on a good laugh when I popped one of those in the machine - so many great ones, but really loved "Cadillac Man".

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Reply 42 - Posted by: PageTurner, 8/11/2014 8:24:46 PM     (No. 9962149)

LAT is reporting suicide.

He was awesome in Moscow on the Hudson with Maria Conchita Alonso. How very sad it ended like this.

RIP

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Reply 43 - Posted by: question_complexity, 8/11/2014 8:34:08 PM     (No. 9962163)

Maybe finding himself in a world without Jonathan Winters was just the final straw.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: mabeldog, 8/11/2014 8:42:17 PM     (No. 9962170)

"Dying is easy comedy is hard"

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Reply 45 - Posted by: MinnesotaWildman, 8/11/2014 8:46:18 PM     (No. 9962174)

Hard to fathom. So difficult to trying to ascribe rational logic to something so unnatural as taking your own life. RIP. We will miss your brilliant genius. And get some therapy #41. You disgust me.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: harleynyc, 8/11/2014 8:51:34 PM     (No. 9962181)

I hope a cable station does a marathon of his movies.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 8/11/2014 8:51:58 PM     (No. 9962182)

Sadly, as talented as he was, he was also a hard-core liberal.

From what I see more and more, liberals just get to be totally miserable the older they get. So many of them have everything (fame, fortune, talent, etc), but they feel "liberal guilt" for being successful, and equally miserable that they can´t make all of us feel the same way that they do.

I know there is probably a lot more to it than just that, but, sadly, I just wasn´t shocked to hear that he was suffering from depression.

Rest if peace, Mork (nanu nanu)!!! You don´t have to worry about it any more...

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Reply 48 - Posted by: snakeoil, 8/11/2014 8:53:36 PM     (No. 9962185)

Robin Williams was one of the Hollywood types who went overseas to entertain the troops

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD9QAAEfQEA

He would always crack me up on Carson.

RIP Funny Man.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: kiwinews, 8/11/2014 8:54:12 PM     (No. 9962186)

Here he is in his salad days in a bit on the Carol Burnett Show. You can tell where he goes off into improv, and just see the wheels turning in her head as she decides to go with it and show him a real pro at work. Fabulous encounter and I´m sure a great chance for a beginner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfDyTUiL8xs&list=PL9AE7024862C3F1D4

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Reply 50 - Posted by: ragu, 8/11/2014 8:58:53 PM     (No. 9962190)

Rest In Peace, Robin. Thank you for the laughter. Condolences to his family, friends and fans.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: 4Justice, 8/11/2014 9:08:00 PM     (No. 9962200)

He wasn´t really my style either but I did enjoy watching some of his work and did admire his improvisational genius. Yes, I remember watching Mork & Mindy way back when. Those were fun days. He will be missed. Rest in peace, Robin.

#25, suicide is very hard on the surviving loved ones. I had a friend who calls it the most selfish act one can make. I guess I can understand her feelings (her husband killed himself in front of her). Personally, I am not sure how to process it. I lost my best and closest friend of 14 years to suicide about 6 years ago...

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Reply 52 - Posted by: dman, 8/11/2014 9:14:33 PM     (No. 9962212)

Robin Williams and Jonathon Winters were two of my all-time favorites. You just couldn´t get any funnier than they were. This is just a sad reminder of the hidden pain that even the outwardly happiest people sometimes bear.

Pray that they are "cutting up" in heaven and giving the Lord a few belly laughs.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Hermoine, 8/11/2014 9:17:18 PM     (No. 9962217)

Was just talking about him this weekend and how one of the funniest bits on golf I´ve ever seen was from Robin Williams as part of his "Robin Williams on Broadway."

The language is colorful, to say the least, but it´s hysterical, especially when you think about the "invention of golf."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcnFbCCgTo4

He will be deeply missed...truly one of my favorite funny guys!

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Reply 54 - Posted by: MHR, 8/11/2014 9:51:14 PM     (No. 9962266)

He and Jonathan Winters broke the mold, God they were funny funny men. Rest in peace, we´re all so sad to lose you way too soon.

#41 didn´t anyone ever teach to you say nothing if you couldn´t say something nice at all? Obviously not.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Shells, 8/11/2014 10:26:18 PM     (No. 9962301)

He did tons of great work for St. Jude´s Children´s Hospital. Hands on stuff with the kids, not just fund raising.

He entertained the troops overseas, and sincerely appreciated their sacrifices.

He moved audiences with his serious performances (Dead Poets Society, etc.) and made millions upon millions of people laugh. In this sick world. He made people laugh. Hello? Have you seen The Birdcage?

And it´s clear now that he was a tortured soul through it all.

Forget politics. I really and truly hope he is resting peacefully.

P.S. #41. I´m sorry for your pain. This clearly struck a nerve with you.



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Reply 56 - Posted by: MHR, 8/11/2014 10:47:55 PM     (No. 9962327)

Birdcage....OMG

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Reply 57 - Posted by: lotsamojo, 8/11/2014 11:55:11 PM     (No. 9962397)

A great talent . . . he had many similar characteristics of Jonathan Winters - quick wit, spontaneous, non scripted, wound up . . . his off-the-field problems also mirrored Winters . . . RIP.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: lil dotty, 8/12/2014 12:45:21 AM     (No. 9962412)

Like many here have stated "He wore me out." A little of Robin went a very long way. He was up and going constantly ....stressful to watch. He was wonderful in the film "What Dreams May Come" with Cuba Gooding Jr. That story is a tearful fantasy full of color and the story line is Robin dies unexpectedly leaving behind his wife and two children. When an accident takes his two children, his wife. overcome with grief commits suicide. On the other side Robbin and his kids start out on a journey to save his wife...now in purgatory of lost souls. The movie ends well and on an upbeat note. It is one movie with Williams worth watching more than once. RIP Robin Condolences to your family and friends.

Only one other actor comes to mind which is as over the top as Robin. That would be Jim Carey. Watching him for 5 minutes is enough, but did enjoy him in ´The Truman Show´

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Reply 59 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/12/2014 1:38:10 AM     (No. 9962437)

I am with 55 and 56. What an amazing talent. Just like Jonathan Winters, no matter how crazy they could be, I thought it quite evident there was a very vulnerable tender hearted man not far under the surface. He must have been in terrible torment and pain to resort to such an act. May the God of All Comfort wrap His arms round the wife, children and dear friends tonite.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: Safari Man, 8/12/2014 3:16:13 AM     (No. 9962481)

About 24 years ago, I played blackjack at the same table as Mr Williams for about an hour. He sat down at our table, played quietly, nobody bothered him, and he didn´t act any differently than anyone else at the table. It was a little surreal, really. I´ll never forget when he left the table, the waitress came back with his drink he had ordered (they´re free) and he was gone. But he still left a $5 chip for her -- he left a $5 chip for all the drinks he got from here -- about 4 or 5 in the hour he was there, as I recall. She was so thrilled! He made her day thats for sure.


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Reply 61 - Posted by: broken01, 8/12/2014 7:07:18 AM     (No. 9962564)

Where to start this this guy. Robin Williams was a great comic genius who died too soon. I´m old enough to remmember his episode on Happy Days where he was more powerful than the Fonz(those of you who watched that show know what I´m talking about). His standups were pure gold and I also remember his joke about golf. He was so good in all of his movies but my all time favorites was Bicentennial Man, Good Will Hunting and Alladin. Sadly he did have his demons and he mentioned them often. He also did charity work for the homeless and the troops. May you finally rest in peace Mork from Ork na nuh, na nuh.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 8/12/2014 9:21:34 AM     (No. 9962750)

When watching his movies, I always had the impression it was more than just a part for him. You were actually seeing a part of him.

I also recall seeing him doing improv and being funny and then turning real negative for a moment and then go back to being funny. What was that all about? Was there another side to him? His own personal demons peeking out?

He seemed to have a very strong personality, and I wondered if it eclipsed the people around him. Did he find relationships difficult?

I got the impression he just wanted to be accepted.

Too bad. So very sad. Rest well.

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The head of the Nobel Peace Prize committee risks a unprecedented demotion after announcing the 2014 winner next week, part of wider changes that could both tilt the award to the right and dim chances for future U.S. presidents to win. The Nobel season of the world´s most coveted awards, each worth $1.1 million, opens on Monday with the medicine or physiology prize followed by physics, chemistry, peace and economics. The date for the literature prize has not been set. Pope Francis, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, ex-U.S. spy contractor Edward Snowden and Denis Mukwege, a Congolese doctor who helps rape victims, are

Peter Lumaj calls for Bridgeport
Registrar Santa Ayala to
resign over voting fraud probe
New Haven Register (CT), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 10/1/2014 4:47:40 PM     Post Reply
Peter Lumaj, Republican candidate for Connecticut Secretary of the State, called Wednesday for Bridgeport Registrar of Voters Santa Ayala to resign over the ongoing voting fraud investigation that last week led to the arrest of her daughter, state Rep. Christina Ayala. Lumaj also called on his opponent, incumbent Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, to also demand Santa Ayala’s immediate resignation. The state Elections Enforcement Commission recommended a criminal investigation into both Ayalas in October 2013. Santa Ayala, a Democrat, has not been charged and remains on the ballot as the party nominee for the registrar seat. Her daughter, Rep.

Pelosi predicts 2016 Democratic sweep
CNN, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 10/1/2014 4:31:17 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — About a month from the 2014 midterm elections House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was already predicting a sweep for her party in the 2016 election. Referring to Republicans, Pelosi said, "Their days are numbered. I know that in two years there will be a Democratic Congress and a Democratic President." Pelosi has publicly urged former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run for president and said if Clinton does decide to run she would win. While she was clearly looking ahead the top House Democrat was careful not to concede the election this November. Pressed about the prediction she made

Secret Service Director to Resign
New York Times, by Michael D. Shear    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 10/1/2014 3:28:38 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Julia Pierson, the director of the Secret Service, is resigning in the wake of several security breaches, according to administration officials. The resignation came less than a day after lawmakers from both parties assailed Ms. Pierson’s leadership and said they feared for the lives of the president and others in the protection of the agency. A 30-year veteran of the Secret Service, Ms. Pierson was supposed to have been the one to repair the agency’s reputation after scandals that raised questions about a culture that gave rise to incidents involving drinking and prostitution during overseas trips.

CDC: Gay Men Represent 2
Percent Of US Population, 52
Percent Of People With HIV
CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 10/1/2014 2:09:33 PM     Post Reply
ATLANTA - Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) make up 2 percent of the U.S. population but are the group most definitively affected by HIV, with 63 percent of those newly infected by HIV representing this group. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly “Morbidity and Mortality” report shows that among persons newly infected with HIV in 2010, 63 percent were men who have sex with other men. Among Americans living with HIV, 52 percent were MSM – and a significant number of men with HIV are not receiving treatment. “Gay, bisexual, and other

Arkansas gun range owner
declares her business a
´Muslim-free zone´
New York Daily News, by Philip Caulfield    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 10/1/2014 1:52:29 PM     Post Reply
An Arkansas gun range owner has declared her shooting range a "Muslim-free zone," saying she refuses to cater to customers whose religion "commands" its followers to kill people. Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range owner Jan Morgan said in an online post that she was banning Muslims out of fear that one of them might slaughter other customers. "This is not a coffee and donut shop. This is a live fire indoor shooting range," Morgan wrote in the bizarre missive, posted Sunday and reported by the Arkansas Times. "The Koran (which I have read and studied thoroughly) … contains 109 verses commanding hate, murder

Thousands of Walruses Are
Gathering on Alaska’s Shore
Time Magazine, by Jack Linshi    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 10/1/2014 12:13:06 PM     Post Reply
Nearly 35,000 walruses were discovered this month on a northwest Alaskan shore as result of being unable to find sea ice to rest upon, a problem aggravated by climate change, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said. The unusually massive walrus gatherings were first spotted on Sept. 13 when NOAA conducted its annual arctic marine mammal aerial survey, a spokeswoman told the Associated Press. The marine mammals use sea ice as diving platforms to hunt for food in shallow areas, or as resting points to avoid long, exhausting swims. While it is normal for sea ice to recede into

Inside the plot against
the middle class
New York Post, by Kyle Smith    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/28/2014 8:51:21 AM     Post Reply
Ever get the sense that the middle class is downwardly mobile, being pressed to the floor and squeezed to the limit? It’s not happening by accident. Someone is doing the squeezing: a new class of entertainment and tech plutocrats, cheered on and abetted by a priesthood of media, government and academic elites.(snip) This New Class, for instance, venerates the city and despises suburbia. They think you should feel the same way — and in innumerable magazine and newspaper pieces, they twist facts to make it sound as if America loves living in apartments and taking trains to work.

Exclusive: U.S. told Iran of intent to
strike Islamic State in Syria - source
Reuters, by Parisa Hafezi, Louis Charbonneau*    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/23/2014 5:39:57 PM     Post Reply
The United States informed Iran in advance of its intention to strike Islamic State militants in Syria and told Tehran that it would not target the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a senior Iranian official told Reuters. "Iran was concerned about Assad´s position and his government being weakened in case of any action against IS (Islamic State) in Syria and brought this issue up in meetings with Americans," a senior Iranian official said on condition of anonymity. "This issue was first discussed in Geneva and then was discussed thoroughly in New York where Iran was assured that Assad and

Jim Webb Mulls 2016 run in
possible Clinton Challenge
KTRK-TV (Houston, TX), by Benjamin Siegel    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/23/2014 5:25:26 PM     Post Reply
Former Virginia senator Jim Webb said today he is "seriously" considering a 2016 presidential bid, and will make a decision within the next two to five months. "I am seriously looking at the possibility of running for president," Webb, a Democrat, said in an appearance at the National Press Club. "We´ve had a lot of discussions among people I respect and trust about the future of this country, and we´re going to continue to have these discussions over the next two to five months," he said. The ´Aunt Lena test´: Why Jim Webb´s great-aunt would not allow him in her



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Lena Dunham: I Was Raped By
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Breitbart Big Hollywood, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/3/2014 8:29:26 PM     Post Reply
In her just-released memoir, 27 year-old "Girls" star Lena Dunham claims that as a 19 year-old Oberlin College student in Ohio, she was raped by a college Republican. In the first chapter that addresses the encounter, Dunham describes the "ill-fated evening of lovemaking" as awkward and hollow. The most sensational moment comes from the fact that "Barry" wasn´t wearing a condom. In the next chapter, Dunham backtracks with the claim that she´s an "unreliable narrator" and accuses "Barry" of rape: [I]n another essay in this book I describe a sexual encounter with a mustachioed campus Republican as the upsetting but

EXCLUSIVE: Ousted Secret Service chief
was ´sandbagged´ by ´p***ed off agents
who had had enough´ of her and thought*

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/2/2014 9:11:57 PM     Post Reply
A recently retired Secret Service agent told MailOnline on Thursday that former director Julia Pierson´s resignation will be welcomed by the agency´s rank-and-file because ´people in the service thought she was a joke from Day One.´ He attributed her swift fall from grace to a cadre of ´p***ed off agents who had had enough´ of feeling disrespected by the service´s first female director. ´Putting her in charge was part of the [Obama] administration´s push to feminize the service after the "hookergate" nightmare,´ the agent said, referring to agents who were fired after patronizing prostitutes during a security-check trip to Colombia

The Case for Panic
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Washington Free Beacon, by Matthew Continetti    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/3/2014 5:27:33 AM     Post Reply
Deadly, irrational, and determined, the intruder snuck across a weakened perimeter. Eluding capture, the intruder was detained only after missteps and close calls. The spin began soon after the threat was isolated. Information was selectively leaked. Half-truths and untruths were uttered. Responsibility was avoided; privileges and credentials asserted; authority reasserted. Trust us. Remain calm. Don’t panic. This is the template of recent events. A mental case jumps the White House fence. He makes it to the East Room before he’s tackled by an off-duty Secret Service agent. Initial statements turn out to be misleading or false. We discover that lapses in

Another weird Obama pronunciation
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American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 10/4/2014 11:22:06 AM     Post Reply
What on earth is an ohbee-guynee? Apparently it is a weird Obamaspeak pronunciation of OB/GYN (pronounced oh-bee-gee-why-en). For the president’s benefit, let me specify that means a doctor who delivers babies and takes care of the lady parts. When President Obama announced the departure of Eric Holder from his position as attorney general, he also mentioned his “good friend,” the AG’s wife, Dr. Sharon Malone, and he called her an “ohbee-guynee.” (snip) it almost seems as though someone raised in a fantasized USSR training camp for deep cover agents was inserted into the identity of Barack Obama and loosed upon

Courts Will Decide If Chimps Should
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New York Post, by Lia Eustachewich    Original Article
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It’s the “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” A New York appeals court next week will consider whether chimps should have the same rights as human beings. The extraordinary proceeding is the result of a lengthy battle by animal-rights activists who argue that animals with human qualities — including chimps — are entitled to human protections, including freedom from captivity. Steven Wise, part of the Nonhuman Rights Project, which is leading the effort, will have to convince a panel of Albany appellate judges that a chimp name Tommy is a “legal person” to get him moved from a cage

We’ve made the
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Telegraph [UK], by Geoffrey Lean    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/3/2014 11:45:50 PM     Post Reply
It is the stuff that nightmares are made of, and day by day it is getting worse. The Ebola epidemic, says Dr Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), is now “the greatest peacetime challenge” since the Second World War. Yet her own organisation’s tardiness, partly caused by cuts, together with reductions in--and misuse of--funds elsewhere, are largely responsible for Ebola spiralling out of control. [Snip] It’s just the beginning. At present the numbers of people infected are thought to be doubling in under 30 days--and the blue-chip US Center for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that, if Ebola

28 words that Democrats
really wish President Obama
didn’t say today

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Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/2/2014 10:48:52 PM     Post Reply
President Obama was at Northwestern University on Thursday to deliver an economic speech that, he and his team hoped, would lay out the case for why the public is better off today than they were six years ago -- even if they didn´t feel it in their everday lives. Instead, Obama just gave every Republican ad-maker in the country more fodder for negative ads linking Democratic candidates to him. Here are the four sentences that will draw all of the attention (they come more than two thirds of the way through the speech): "I am not on the ballot this

Ebola is a greater clear and present
threat to America than any terror group -
so why is Obama spending billions bombing
ISIS but only millions blitzing the virus?

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Daily Mail [UK], by Piers Morgan    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/4/2014 7:00:30 AM     Post Reply
I’m always sceptical when I hear scare-mongering claims about diseases. From bird flu to SARS, we’re repeatedly told it’s going to be the new Plague that will wipe everyone out and then…it doesn’t. Probably because the scare-mongering itself makes people take it seriously enough to prevent it spreading. But there is something very sinister and frightening about this Ebola outbreak, which has so far infected 7,100 and killed 3,300. [Snip] It’s hard to think of a more cack-handed, dangerously inept response than what transpired in Dallas. Consider what we now know: Thomas Eric Duncan, a 42-year-old Liberian citizen, had been

Michelle Obama: U.S. Has Improved
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Breitbart Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/4/2014 10:36:54 AM     Post Reply
In a speech in Boston, First Lady Michelle Obama left behind talk of exercise and school lunches, exchanging it all for bald politics by claiming that under her husband the US economy is now better off "by almost every economic measure." The First Lady appeared at the Strand Theater Friday to stump for Martha Coakley´s campaign for Governor of Massachusetts. Coakley needs help badly, as even in blue, blue Massachusetts, the race between Democrat Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker is essentially a toss up. In her remarks, Obama pushed the President´s newest campaign line that he has saved the economy based on

United Airlines Flight 998 From Brussels
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Officials – Liberian Father and Daughter*

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Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: galloglass- 10/4/2014 3:00:31 PM     Post Reply
Ladies and Gentlemen: Please secure your trays tables and seats into their upright and locked positions, along with any vomit or other Potentially Infectious Materials for our flight staff to pick up as we prepare for arrival to our final destination”…. “And, as always, the staff of United Flight 998 would like to thank you for remaining calm as we transport the Ebola virus to a destination near you”. NEW YORK - A United Airilines flight from Brussels was met by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials today at Newark Liberty International Airport after a passenger on board believed to be from Liberia exhibited possible signs of

Michelle Obama Won’t Campaign
For Democrats Because She’s Mad
Over Letter About Potatoes

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/4/2014 5:00:34 PM     Post Reply
First lady Michelle Obama believes that Democrats running for Congress eagerly desire her presence on the campaign trail during the run-up to the 2014 midterm elections. However, she has avoided helping some Senate Democrats because she’s mad at them for failing to show adequate support for her deeply unpopular attempt to change people’s diets. The Daily Caller is not making this up. The New York Times has reported it. (Snip) Michelle Obama was also especially furious after nearly a dozen Democrats from states where potatoes are a commercial crop joined Republican lawmakers in opposing a decision by the Obama

Meghan McCain on Secret
Service: ´I hated all of them´

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/3/2014 12:30:44 AM     Post Reply
Meghan McCain joined the dog pile on the Secret Service this week, saying she’s had “nothing but horrible experiences" with the agency and likening the agents to “glorified mall cops.” The 29-year-old author and television personality, who is also the daughter of former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), opened up on Pivot’s “TakePart Live” about some of her interactions with the Secret Service. "I have nothing but horrible experiences with the Secret Service,” McCain said. “One of my friends called them glorified mall cops and I don´t think that´s terribly far off. I found them cliquey. I hated


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